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Holiday Cottage Cleaner required for cottages in the Western Valleys of the Lake District

We are looking for new people and current National Trust staff and volunteers who would like regular hours of work preparing our holiday cottages for our guests. Holidays in the Lake District continue to be very popular all year round. Our cottages set in Wasdale, Eskdale and the Duddon Valley offer the benefits of working in beautiful surroundings, whilst making a difference to someone’s holiday.

The Hours: 12 hours per week. The main changeover days are Monday, Friday or Saturday however, short breaks mean that changeover days can also fall on other days of the week, and you would have the opportunity to work additional hours if you are able to do so. We don’t work Sundays. Rotas are issued in advance. You’ll need to be available between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm (there may be flexibility with the finish time if the applicant has prior commitments) and you will need your own transport as public transport is limited. Free parking is available.

Salary: £11.50 per hour

Duration: Permanent

Interviews: 1st August

Internally you will be known as ‘Holidays Operation Assistant’

What it’s like to work here

To find out more about what it’s like to work within “Holidays” at the National Trust, click here to watch our video.

What you’ll be doing

On change-over days, you’ll make sure that everything’s clean and prepared for our guests to arrive. This will include making sure the cottage is thoroughly cleaned, well presented and welcoming for our guests. We’d also like you to keep an eye out and report any repairs or odd jobs that need doing along with replacing any broken items from the store supplies.

Full Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) is provided for all teams and additional extensive measures in place to protect staff.

Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert.

Who we’re looking for

• no experience is required, training will be provided

• we’d love to hear from you if you have a great attitude and lots of enthusiasm

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

• Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

• Free entry to National Trust places for you, a guest and your children (under 18)

• Rental deposit loan scheme

• Season ticket loan

• EV car lease scheme 

• Perks at work discounts such as gym memberships, shopping discount codes, cinema discounts

• Holiday allowance up to 32 days relating to length of service, plus holiday purchase scheme, subject to meeting minimum criteria.

• Flexible working whenever possible

• Employee assistance programme

• Free parking at most Trust places

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.